While it’s been rumored that Fergie has left the Black Eyed Peas permanently, the group has never confirmed it… until now.
Speaking to the British paper The Daily Star, will.i.am said that Fergie wouldn’t appear on the group’s next album, adding, “We are now a trio. I don’t know why Fergie isn’t on the project. You’ll have to ask Fergie that.”
But when asked about how the group would tour without Fergie, will.i.am snapped, “Y’know, we are actually capable of doing it without Fergie…We performed as a trio before and if you’d done your research properly you would know how we would do it as a three.” will.i.am and the other Peas, Taboo and Apl.de.ap, recently released a new single called “Street Livin’.”
Fergie’s recent activities have included hosting the Fox reality series The Four, promoting her new solo album Double Dutchess and singing – then apologizing for – the NBA All-Star Game national anthem performance.